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cowgal wrote:
Shato... sounds like northwest Colorado to me! Big smile

BTW the deer, elk and antelope are all on the move right now and though not slicked down yet, you can see large herds right from the road (and close to town). I need to get my digital camera out and snap some photos...

No need digging! I will not under any circumstances reveal the location of my valley. Notice I said My valley. Its mine all Mine. Wink

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Ok, here are some photos I snapped just a couple hours ago. The photos are not the best, its overcast and stormy here today. I don't have a telephoto lens on my digital camera, but they do show you how big the elk herds are here in northwest Colorado. These were taken just a couple miles south of Craig along Hwy 13 from the road. The herds are scattered all along the river bottom for miles.

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And here are some antelope photos. They were taken just a couple miles west of Craig. I love watching antelope, they usually take off running when they first spot you, but they're such curious animals and usually will stop to look back at you. If you're very still, they will actually start walking back towards you.

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cowgal,
Wow!! Those photos are great. Thats just incredible. We don't have anything like that here in Florida.
4 whitetails in a group, or one alligator are a herd to us down here LOL.

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Jtapia, I'll try to get some better photos when the landscape greens up. Right now the snow has just melted and the landscape is gray/brown. The antelope are in a farmer's wheat field that is just starting to coming up. Herds are great to see, but can wreak havoc on fields.

I'd like to see that "herd" of one alligator! Big smile

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I'd like to see that "herd" of one alligator! Big smile

Believe me, when you see a big 10 or 12 foot Bull or Sow gator swimming out to meet you and your boat.......it looks plenty enuff like a herd to me !!!! :(

I think those photos are just awsome the way they are.
Yeah I can see where a large herd of anything could destroy a field in a hurry.
I've only been to Colorado once for about 8 months and then it was just to work and I never got very far from the jobsite which was just outside of Denver.
Not enough air in the air there for me.
I never got the chance to see much of the wildlife there but herd (pun intended) lots of grand stories from the locals.

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A couple more photos of elk I took on 3/19/05, a couple miles south of Craig. The second photo shows the elk on the move and heading out after they caught wind of me.

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